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    Lightbulb Four Roses Rye

    I just casually came across a miniature of Four Roses Rye from the 1930s on eBay. It sold for only $20! I would have easily paid $50.

    This is definitely one thing I would love to see resurrected one day. Being that 4R is my favorite brand (IMO makes the best whiskey available today) and rye is... well rye is amazing! So it only makes sense that putting two of my favorite things together would result in a fantastic product.

    Has anyone ever tried FRR?

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    Re: Four Roses Rye

    There's another thread where this is discussed, but I've had too much whiskey today to find it. It basically says that Rutledge is too old to start such a project.

    To me, that sounds like a cop-out. I mean, who's his assistant? Rye looks to be a major category for years to come. The time to start filling barrels is now.

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    Re: Four Roses Rye

    Rutledge never said he was too old to start the project. He said that if he did start the project he would be retired before it was ready to be bottled. He also stated that all their warehouse space right now is being used to work on getting FR national. That is their goal right now after that is accomplished then maybe they might look at making a rye.
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    Re: Four Roses Rye

    Man, sounds like I'll be waiting at least a decade for this, if it ever happens

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    Re: Four Roses Rye

    Mr Rutledge told me that he has been lobbying Kirin to do a rye whiskey.
    He said that they could use their spicey yeast and only the minimum amount of rye to make a great one.
    I wish he would use the OBSK recipe and kick up the rye from 35% to 60%.
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    Re: Four Roses Rye

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarV View Post
    Mr Rutledge told me that he has been lobbying Kirin to do a rye whiskey.
    He said that they could use their spicey yeast and only the minimum amount of rye to make a great one.
    I wish he would use the OBSK recipe and kick up the rye from 35% to 60%.
    I'm surprised that ownership isn't up for it. They've been doing everything else right since they took over.

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    Re: Four Roses Rye

    Quote Originally Posted by White Dog View Post
    I'm surprised that ownership isn't up for it. They've been doing everything else right since they took over.
    Kirin is very conservative. They originally didn't want to do barrel strength releases either.
    Rutledge has also been asking them to raise the proof on the yellow label to 90.
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    Re: Four Roses Rye

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarV View Post
    Mr Rutledge told me that he has been lobbying Kirin to do a rye whiskey.
    He said that they could use their spicey yeast and only the minimum amount of rye to make a great one.
    I wish he would use the OBSK recipe and kick up the rye from 35% to 60%.
    yes let's hope Kirin listens to him

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    Re: Four Roses Rye

    Keep in mind that rye, while growing fast from a tiny base, is still a very small segment of the business.
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    Re: Four Roses Rye

    Quote Originally Posted by jburlowski View Post
    Keep in mind that rye, while growing fast from a tiny base, is still a very small segment of the business.
    People seem to love pointing this out, and while it may be true, do you see it going backwards anytime soon? I do not.

    Producers: Expand your Rye production!!!

 

 

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